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January 19th, 2018
This Week We Feature Young Professional Angela Burnett Penn

She has a genuine love for the Virgin Islands and the preservation of it and has dedicated her youthful energies towards promoting sustainable and progressive communities that balance environmental, social and economic goals and that are resilient to climate change.

April 25th, 2017
HoA passes $10 Environmental Tax for visitors to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Last week legislators passed another tax bill, this time aimed at visitors and tourists to the Virgin Islands (UK).

October 13th, 2015
Caribbean, Mexico fighting sargassum with heavy-duty machines

TRAVEL WEEKLY

Two companies, one U.S.-based and the other French, recently found themselves in the front lines in the battle to rid beaches of sargassum, the stinky, brown, ugly masses of floating seaweed that are carpeting the shorelines of popular destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

July 7th, 2015
‘Greenhouses to produce food by year end!’ – Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering said despite the criticisms of the greenhouse project, it is intended that they see the production of food by the end of this year.

October 2nd, 2012
Government working “diligently” to establish climate change fund

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Hon. Dr Kedrick Pickering, has revealed that Government is now working diligently towards the establishment of a climate change fund.

June 11th, 2012
VI to access "Climate Change Funds"

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - By adopting the policy on climate change implemented by a group of local Environmental Officers, the Virgin Islands (VI) is said to be the first in the Caribbean to adopt such a strategy which will then make available vast funds provided by the European Union (EU) that is limited only to countries who have in place a policy on climate change.



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